It occupied their time and gave them a sense of focus.

The market does not seem capable of finding a direction. As we head into Valentine's Day, the market can't handle love or rejection. This bipolar action has been the modus operandi for the last month. Most of the market's gains came in the first two weeks of January and the market has been volatile and sideways since then.

There was this great hope that they were going to rebuild and that they were going to be stronger.